Service Ministries

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Society of Saint Vincent de Paul

Inspired by Gospel values, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, a Catholic lay organization, leads women and men to join together to grow spiritually by offering person-to-person service to those who are needy and suffering in the tradition of its founder, Blessed Frédéric Ozanam, and patron, St. Vincent de Paul.

As a reflection of the whole family of God, members, who are known as Vincentians, are drawn from every ethnic and cultural background, age group, and economic level. Vincentians are united in an international society of charity by their spirit of poverty, humility and sharing, which is nourished by prayer and reflection, mutually supportive gatherings and adherence to a basic Rule.

Organized locally, Vincentians witness God's love by embracing all works of charity and justice. The Society collaborates with other people of good will in relieving need and addressing its causes, making no distinction in those served because, in them, Vincentians see the face of Christ.

If you are in need of assistance or if you are interested in the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul, please contact Marcia Mahoney (978-465-3334, ext. 100).

Monthly Food Collection for Pettengill House

On the weekend of the month that includes the first Sunday, parishioners bring nonperishable food items to Mass for Pettengill House

Prayer Shawl Ministry

The prayer shawl ministry is composed of a group of volunteers who knit or crochet shawls which are then blessed by the parish priests. Recipients are encouraged to "wrap" themselves in the shawls, both for warmth and to remind them that the shawl is a work of love and an assurance of prayer. Shawls are available to be given directly to anyone, known personally by the giver and who would receive comfort from them. Prayers for the receipent are offered by both the knitters and the giver (a.k.a. Prayer Angel). Please contact Yvonne (978-388-3806) for additional information.

Bereavement Collation Team

The Bereavement Collation Team provides caring support to members of Holy Family Parish and Star of the Sea Parish when they experience the loss of a loved one. Members of this team work together to host a reception in the Parish Hall upon the family's request.

Please contact Kliggie (978-388-0459) for additional information about Bereavement Collations and the Bereavement Collation Team.

Ministry to the Homebound and to Nursing Home and Assisted Living Residents

The purpose of Star of the Sea Parish's ministry to the homebound and to nursing home residents is to bring a little bit of the parish faith community to persons who miss coming to church due to illness or age. Priests, deacons and lay ministers bring the presence of Jesus to the person(s) they visit by spending time with the homebound person and/or family on a regular basis. Eucharist may be given, prayer offered, or perhaps a meal shared. These ministers become a special friend to the person being visited and their family.

Please contact Jacqui Hebert (978-992-6157)
or Fr. Ron (978-388-0330 ext 106) for additional information about the parish's ministry to the homebound and to nursing home residents.



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